2017 Cleveland Technology Awards Honors Metisentry

CLE Tech Awards 2017We’re pleased to be honored with our first award of 2017. Metisentry has been named an honoree of the inaugural 2017 Cleveland Technology Awards presented by Smart Business. We’re among 26 companies to be recognized as 2017 honorees. Of those 26 honorees, we’re one of 12 to be recognized as an Established Tech Firm.

“We are very proud to receive this prestigious award. Our team at Metisentry is excited about the growth we are experiencing and we are proud to be a part of the advancing Northeast Ohio tech scene,” shares Metisentry CEO, Mike Fischer. Continue reading

Metisentry Will Remain Known as Metisentry

As you may recall, we announced the Metisentry and Pantek merge last month. At the time of the announcement there were no known immediate changes and, for clients, it’s been primarily been business as usual. One major change is now known regarding company names. Both teams will now be known as Metisentry.

Since 1995, Pantek has provided global IT consulting, support, hosting, and software development services. Since 2006, Metisentry has been providing integrated business software, IT security and cloud services. Both companies have deep expertise in IT security and Linux & Open Source platforms. The capabilities between the two companies have been leveraged to create a Northeast Ohio-based technology powerhouse. Continue reading

Metisentry and Pantek Merge

It is with great pleasure and excitement that we announce, Metisentry has merged with Northeast Ohio-based Pantek.

As a leading force in Linux and Open Source Managed Services worldwide, Pantek has been providing tech support and cloud hosting services for the last 20 years. In 2016, Pantek’s acquisition of Pencilneck strengthened their web and software development and consulting offerings.

Metisentry and Pantek merge to create a Linux and Open Source based hosting, consulting & development powerhouse. Bringing these teams together allows for the expansion of full stack knowledge creating an even more robust offering for clients. Not only do these two teams provide similar services but, perhaps even more importantly, we share the same dedication to customer service. Continue reading

7th Annual Food Drive

hff-logoTeam Metisentry is conducting a food drive from Monday, November 7, 2016 through Friday, November 18, 2016. This is our seventh annual food drive held to support the local Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. Just a five-minute drive from our offices, the foodbank feeds approximately 263,200 people every year throughout eight counties in Northeast Ohio.

We take pride in our community. Metisentry is always looking for ways to promote team building and community involvement. As a registered 2016 Hunger Hero, we get to do just that while helping those in need. Continue reading

Metisentry Named 2016 Business Growth Honoree, Best Technology Success Story

events_cccbizgrowth_logoFor the second year in a row, and third time overall, Metisentry has been named as a 2016 Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Awards’ Honoree. We are among 41 companies in the Akron/Canton area to receive this honor.

The Cascade Capital Corp. Business Growth Awards recognize businesses in the Northeast Ohio region that have achieved superior growth in sales and/or employment over the past five years. Winners are categorized by Service, Manufacturing, or Technology. Specialty awards are also presented including an Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and First Merit Legacy Award. Continue reading

Update to WordPress 4.6 with Metisentry’s Managed WordPress Hosting


WordPress 4.6 has just been released.
As with any version release, there are new features and updates. Some of the updates expected with version 4.6 include:

  • New Broken Link Checker
    Dubbed ‘spellcheck for URLs’ this handy new feature introduces a broken link checker in the editor.
  • Broken Link Highlighterwp 4.6 pepper
    When using the visual editor to write posts and add a URL that is broken, it will be highlighted. As soon
    as you add a link, WordPress validates the link. Usually a link is highlighted in blue but if it is invalid it will be shown in red to indicate it is broken.
  • Autosave Improvements
    The editor itself got a refresh which includes an improved disaster recovery mode. On the older version, the save process rarely detects when a save has failed which can lead to lost information. Now a message indicating ‘there is a newer autosave’ will display so you know you’re editing the correct version of the post.

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Metisentry Stepped It Up With Downtown Akron

100 mil stepsTeam Metisentry took part in the 100 Million Steps Challenge in Downtown Akron. This challenge was designed to get individuals, friends, family members, community organizations, and local businesses to take part in a city-wide health initiative. The 100 Million Steps Challenge encouraged the Downtown Akron community to get out and walk 100 million steps collectively. Starting on April 18 and running through June 25, participants had 10 weeks to get their steps in.

“I’ve always liked walking around Downtown and finding new shops or restaurants, and the ‘100 Million Steps Challenge’ was a great nudge to do more of it!” -Marling Engle, Metisentry Founder & CEO

To join the challenge, individuals had to simply register for the event using their name and email. Participants could join the challenge individually, or as part of a team. 149 teams signed up, with more than 900 individuals registered. Daily step goals were set, and steps were tracked using the Walker Tracker App. The majority of Team Metisentry participated. Continue reading

Metisentry Welcomes ePolk Clients

epolk-logoWe’re excited to announce that Metisentry has acquired Florida-based ePolk.

As one of the oldest technology companies in the Winter Haven, FL area, ePolk has been providing business clients with email, website development and web hosting services since 1991. In order to focus attention on the enhancement and expansion of his WinFactor brand, ePolk founder & president, Michael Kingham conducted a year-long search for a firm that would be “the perfect fit” for their ePolk clients. And they found that fit in the Metisentry team.

Not only does Metisentry provide similar services to support ePolk’s incoming clients but, perhaps even more importantly, we share the same dedication to customer service. Continue reading